The Missing Link: Why You’re Struggling to Train Your Pup and How a Comprehensive Dog Training Program Can Help

The second you bring a new dog into your home, your life changes forever. While most of the changes are positive, you might also find yourself wondering, “what did I get myself into?”

Just like humans, dogs can come with a variety of behavioral challenges that occur in both puppyhood and adulthood. Challenges such as…

  • Using the toilet indoors.
  • Destructive behaviors due to stress/separation anxiety.
  • Biting, growling, and showing aggressive tendencies.
  • Incessant barking.
  • Jumping, pulling on the leash, and not coming when called.
  • And SO much more!

It’s these behaviors that steal the joy out of dog ownership and might have you wondering if you made a mistake by bringing home your new canine companion.

As a good dog parent, I bet that you’ve already spent time scouring the internet for resources to help your dog overcome whatever behavioral challenge they are experiencing.

And like many dog owners, it’s possible you’re still not finding success as you try and piece together all the training techniques you’ve found online.

Sound familiar?

There’s a reason this happens, and today I want to share WHY this happens, along with WHAT YOU CAN DO to once-and-for-all solve your dog’s training issues.

Let’s start by taking a look at the underlying problem…piecing together random training programs.

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Why ‘Pieced Together’ Random Methods are Failing Your Dog

Just like a jigsaw puzzle, you need all the right pieces, fitting together perfectly in order to complete it.

The same is true for dog training…

Of course, there are many wonderful dog training programs out there. And it makes me happy to know that many trainers use kind, gentle methods. However, when you start mixing and matching methods, things can quickly become CONFUSING FOR YOUR DOG.

Now, I want you to think for a minute about how you learned how to tie your shoes as a child.

Did you use the rabbit ear method? Were you taught the criss-cross applesauce technique? Were you instructed to use double knots or single knots?

At the end of the day, all of the methods teach you how to tie your shoes. However, if you attempted to use all the techniques at once, your shoes would end up in a knotted mess…

So before we go any further I’d like to share with you one of the most amazing stories of a lady who experienced what it was like when she put a Consistent, Complete Method in place VERSUS her usual blend of average approaches = The Epic Fail!

(Watch the video below…)

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If you want your dog to understand how you want them to behave you have to “speak” to them in the same language, staying constant with how you ask for and correct various behaviors.

(Looking for a consistent, comprehensive training program?. Try my Complete Pack training program for only $1 here!)

Unfortunately, when dog owners try to piece things together using different training solutions, dogs often become confused and frustrated.

This is often because the foundation is lost—the part that develops the solid connection between you and your dog, that relationship bond, that bit that makes them feel like they should LISTEN!

This frustration can lead to additional challenging behaviors leaving your dog anxious and difficult to manage and you feeling like you’re incapable of training your dog.

The worst part…as dog behavior gets worse, many people turn to harsh training products because they feel they have no other option.

The Danger of Turning to Harsh, Expensive, and Harmful Training Products

I know how exhausting it is to feel like nothing you’re trying is helping to train your dog. It’s this exhaustion and frustration that often leads people to turn to harsh training products such as…

  • Electric collars.
  • Choke chains.
  • Electric fences.
  • And other harmful tools.

While these solutions might give you a quick fix to your current problems, they most certainly are needed and are often not a long term solution. In fact, harsh training products often cause more problems in the long run.


Because your dog learns out of FEAR instead of listening to you out of love and respect.

Let’s face it, would you like an electric current shot through your throat when you didn’t obey? Hmmm… That’s food for thought, but it’s true.

In fact, I often say to people, I know I could get my kids to do ANYTHING I asked them to do if I put a shock collar on them.

However, it is completely unnecessary and, in my opinion, inhumane. I feel the same is true for dog training. More than anything else it is not needed when you truly understand how to communicate with your dog.

Even worse, when you use harsh training tools, you often miss the underlying issue. This can lead to your dog developing other behavioral issues such as anxiety or aggressive tendencies – exactly the opposite of what you’re trying to achieve!

The only way to truly train your dog to listen to you when it matters most is by using a comprehensive, calm and gentle training program like The Complete Pack.

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With the Right Tools, Dog Training Doesn’t Have to Be a Struggle

The strategy of taking little bits of lots of different training programs and mashing them together rarely works. More often than not, both you and your dog will end up frustrated and confused, which is why you are reading this now…

The last thing I ever want to see is dog owners struggling with their beloved dogs. So my advice is this…

Pick one comprehensive training program that covers all dog training issues—from puppyhood to adulthood—and stick with it.

So let me go through what should be included in a complete training program by going through my own program, The Complete Pack.

This is a collection of my online courses that provides you with everything you need to solve your dog’s issues. More importantly, the calm, gentle approach helps you create a relationship and a safety net and a way of being with your dog that will work for you in every situation moving forward.

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A Look Inside Doggy Dan’s Complete Pack of Courses

Within The Complete Pack, you’ll get access to 6 of my most powerful dog training programs. Here’s a quick look at what’s included…

1. The Dog Calming Code The foundational program that teaches you how to connect deeply with your dog so that your dog sees you as someone they should listen to all the time. Using this program, you’ll discover the underlying causes of dog aggression, barking, leash pulling, jumping up, not listening and general naughty behavior.

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2. Everyday Tools and Techniques – You need to have the necessary tools and techniques to establish yourself as the leader of your dog, much like parents need to set an example and be the leader for their children. The tools you’ll discover in this program (how to use verbal commands, long lines, the calm freeze, etc.) are the same tools that the pros use to maintain composure when it really matters when training a dog.

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3. Project Moses Video Diary – Just brought home a new puppy? One of the first things you’re going to want to know is how to overcome potty training, mouthing, biting, jumping, etc. My Project Moses video diary provides you with a video diary that walks you through the timeline of everything you need to know about raising a new puppy. You’ll watch me set up an environment and train my new puppy Moses from the time he was 8 weeks old to one year.

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4. Perfect Puppy Program – Most new dog owners struggle with finding solutions to meeting their new puppy’s needs in the first few months of dog ownership. It’s just like bringing home a new baby and wondering why your infant is crying all the time. This program offers all the tips, tools, and resources you need to ensure your puppy is happy, healthy, and is set up for obedience training success!

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5. Dan’s Dog Training 101 – Everyone wants their dog to know some commands. While not everyone wants their dog to learn how to get a beer out of the fridge, commands like sit, stay, and come are very important. My Dog Training 101 program teaches you how to set a solid foundation with basic commands that will become essential as your dog gets older.

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6. All Dog Problems Solved – If you’ve got an older dog and things are starting to fall apart, don’t panic! Old dogs can be taught new tricks! In my “All Dog Problems Solved” program, I’ll walk you through how to fix 37 of the most common dog issues.

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The Forum – While the Complete Pack provides you with everything you need to successfully train your dog, it’s nice to have real, human support in case you get hung up along the way. When you sign up for the Complete Pack, you get access to the forum—an online space where you can ask questions and get help from our resident professional dog trainer, Hayley, who can tailor the training to your dog’s specific needs.

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So there you go, if you’ve been struggling with your dog…

  1. Because of using different bits of different methods, OR
  2. Because you have a special dog who’s a bit more tricky to train

Then maybe it’s time to check out the Complete Pack and put this simple program in place—something over 47,000 people have used.

Imagine the feeling in a couple of hours time as you realise you’ve finally found the program that actually makes sense…to both YOU and your DOG!

Get access to EVERYTHING in The Complete Pack for only $1!

Love and blessings to your relationship together…

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A New Approach to Dog Training That Both Dogs and Owners Love

Over the years, dog training techniques have begun to evolve in a very positive manner. Now it’s time to take that evolution one step further!

First, I think it’s great that there are a lot more people making the transition from yank and crank training (an awful way to train a canine) to a more gentle dog training approach.

(See how I’ve trained over 37,000 dogs with gentle techniques here!)

So, with my clients, I always stress the importance of not forcing the dog to change, which often means making the switch from shock collars and screaming to a more natural and gentle dog training method that appeals to the dog’s natural instincts.

And it’s so nice to see that people are catching on and are realizing that this new approach to dog training works.

So, if you’re following a familiar training method, great work!

If not, you may be wondering why I’m so passionate about sharing my approach to dog training with the world.

That’s an easy question to answer.

Here are a few reasons I believe people should begin taking a gentler approach to dog training…

1. My Dog Training Methods Are Enjoyable for Both Humans and Dogs

Training a dog shouldn’t feel like a chore! It should be an enjoyable experience that’s fun for both you and the dog you’re working with.

Think about it…would your dog rather be forced to comply or have a good time with his human whom they have a great bond with?

The answer is having a good time, of course!

That’s why my dog training methods are rooted in dog psychology. You see, when you approach training from a dog’s point of view, you can create that bond quickly, and it makes the entire process a lot easier and much more fun!

Plus, the dog then wants to please you!

Put another way, tapping into a dog’s brain allows you to communicate more effectively and make a connection super quick.

That’s right…you can actually learn to connect quickly with any dog! (not just your own)

And once you learn to do that, this new-found method of communication opens up the door for you to calmly and gently change a dog’s behavior.

This means that things like shock collars, screaming, and smacking your dog are no longer necessary to stop unwanted behaviors.

On top of being able to remove these harsh disciplinary tools from your training routine, being able to communicate like a dog also takes the forcefulness out of training.

Eventually your dog will choose to listen to you and not simply obey to avoid a negative consequence!

2. Time Is on Your Side While Using My Dog Training Techniques

We live in a world where people expect immediate results and instant gratification.

Unfortunately, when training dogs, instant results aren’t always going to happen.

That is just a fact.

Changes in behavior takes time. Have you ever tried to stop eating cakes and sweet stuff or stop watching movies past your bedtime?

It’s the same for dogs. Bad habits can take a while to break!

And also, just like humans, no two dogs are alike. So, some may be ready to learn a new behavior whilst others need a little more time and assistance to catch on to something.

For example, it’s possible that with my techniques, you’ll be able to get Sparky to come every time you call him at the park within an hour. But getting Sparky to come every single time you call him when he is chasing another dog might not happen for a few days or even weeks.

Like anything in life worth achieving, you have to build up to it.

And once you understand that training does take time, it’s takes a lot of pressure off both you and the dog you are training. Phew!

Here’s the most beautiful thing – as long as you put the training in place and are consistent with it, it will work. How awesome is that?

So, if you’re a dog trainer, this means that the success of training a dog is just as much the dog owner’s responsibility as it is your responsibility. This takes a huge load off your plate, don’t you agree?

I see it as a bit like raising kids…you can send your kids to school, but ultimately, it’s the parents who really need to be setting the bar at home.

And as long as you, as a pet owner, or a client of yours implements my training techniques, you will find success…even if it takes a few weeks, which is nothing over the lifetime of a dog.

3. My Dog Training Methods Allow You to Train for a Lifetime


There are a lot of industries in which you much constantly relearn information or attend classes and seminars to keep up with the latest trends.

This requires a lot of work, energy, and effort on your part. Boring!

Thankfully, this isn’t true with my dog training methods.

Go through my Dog Trainer Academy program once, and you’ll have all the skills you need to successfully train dogs for a lifetime.

How is this possible? Great question.

You can learn everything you need to know about training dogs in just a few months with my program because my training methods are based in dog psychology. They explain how to get inside your dog’s brain so he will choose to listen and calm down.

And here’s the awesome part – how a dog’s brain works isn’t going to change anytime soon!.

For that reason, once you know how to effectively connect and communicate with a pup, you’ll be able to do it for a lifetime!

That said, it’s not a bad idea to take an additional dog training class every so often to brush up on your skills and ask questions. You can always learn something new.

But I promise, with this program, you’ll never feel the pressure of constantly having to attend a class or learn new skills.

4. My Approach to Dog Training Is 100% Transparent

When it comes to training a dog, it’s so important that both the dog owner and the dog trainer work together.

This seems like a logical thing, but you’d be surprised how many people are ok with shipping their dog off to a trainer’s facility where the pups are trained behind closed doors.

It’s actually quite scary…especially for the dog that’s being handed off to a complete stranger.

Aside from the anxiety the dog may feel from being taken out of his home and put into the hands of strangers, this is a major problem for two reasons.

First of all, it’s easy for people to become frustrated with a dog and feel forced into using training methods that are harsh and abusive behind closed doors to get fast results at any cost, regardless of how the dog feels or is treated.

Yelling, using bodily force, and shocking dogs with shock collars are just a few methods that are commonly used to force a dog to submit and obey. Not good.

If more pet owners saw it happening in front of their faces, there would be a lot of dog trainers suddenly going out of business.

Second, if training is done in private with a trainer (regardless of how kind and gentle the training techniques are), the owner is never going to learn how to properly work with their dog. Also, no good.

Because training a dog starts with educating the dog owner, shipping a dog off to be trained is very rarely the most effective way to train a dog.

I understand the importance of owner involvement, which is why I’m 100% transparent every time I work with a dog.

(In some very extreme cases, there is reason to work with a dog first away from their owners, but in the vast majority of cases, it’s not necessary)

This means I go to the home of pet owners instead of pet owners sending their dogs to me. This also helps to develop owner responsibility for his or her own dog rather than blaming the dog!

I ensure that the owner of the dog I’m working with is present for every consult I do so I can teach the dog owner how to interact with his or her pet.

And, I’ve never worked with a dog behind closed doors yet!

I believe it’s so important that pet owners know exactly what I am doing with their dog during the training process.

Over the last two years, my team and I have been putting together the most amazing training course that will show you a new approach to gentle dog training.

There really is no other program like it!

I won’t go into too much detail now, but just imagine that you could watch me at work as I implement these new training methods, ask me any questions, and be given the necessary help and advice to set up a successful dog training business from scratch.

Are you interested?


All you have to do is CLICK HERE to get the information you need…

…and then stand by as I’ll be in touch soon – with what it’s all about and how you can take YOUR next step.

If you’re still at the point where you’re just looking to put a solid training foundation in place for yourself, I encourage you to instead check out my program The Dog Calming Code here! Or, if you have a puppy my Puppy Coach training program is a great place to start!

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My Journey To Becoming a Dog Trainer and Behaviorist – Now You Can Do It Too…

I was rapidly heading towards my 40’s… and knew it was time to make the jump to becoming a professional dog trainer and behaviorist.

Until then, I’d been sitting behind a desk with a career in middle management… a lifetime of helping my team sell as many cases of wine into supermarkets as possible.

I’m sure to some people that was the best job in the world. After all there were plenty of bottles of wine handed out as bonuses!

But I was so scared.

I was stuck in this job… it had become who I was. I was still so unsure of what I really wanted to do. But I was desperate for a change.

My life felt like sand falling through an egg timer…and it was running out!

You see…from an early age I’d dreamt of making a difference to people’s lives, and this simply didn’t feel like the life-changing impact I’d dreamt of.

Luckily I refused to settle for second best, and so I made the first step… I found help.

At the time I wasn’t sure exactly what I should become, so I began a search on the internet for careers advice online.

Within seconds I had stumbled upon this website that said it could tell if I was happy or not in my job by answering just a few questions. I decided to complete the questionnaire…

Amazingly the exact test is still on their site and so I’ve included a link here so you can do the same test!

Click here:  Take The Career Health Test 

And my results were very clear. It stated in no uncertain terms… “Yes, it is certainly time for something new!”

Fast forward 10 years to today and I don’t have a job or a career. I have a passion.

A passion that is fuelled by the knowledge that I now understand dogs in a way that very few people do.

And this knowledge allows me to help transform the often damaged and stressful relationship people have with their much loved dogs, turning it into an amazing loving bond that spans lifetimes.

There are many perks too…

One is financial. After all, people will pay very well if you really can help with their most loved pet. For many it is the living creature they love more than anything else.

However many of the other perks are non financial.

Dog training has taken me all over my country and given me the chance to meet the most amazing people. I’ve even been flown to other countries to work with some fascinating people.

I’ve visited the homes of multi billionaires, to people who barely have enough. And been lucky enough to meet some of the greatest sports stars, singers, actors and TV celebrities along the way.

After all…we all have dogs and we want the best for them.

But the biggest joy, by far, is still…

…being able to step into a situation, connect with a dog, and help out the dog who is more often than not, just being misunderstood.

When a dog owner realizes that the relationship I’ve struck up in an hour with their dog is a deeper, stronger, more respectful bond (in both directions) than they have achieved in years, they start to believe there is another way. A way out. A chance to move forward…

You give the owner hope. They can see that the dog is now happier, more relaxed and more compliant than they have ever been before.

Because a picture paints a thousand words.

And that’s what makes my heart sing. That’s what makes this a passion and not a career. It’s something I love to do, something I want to do. Something I live for.

Yes, people will pay well for my kind of help, but it’s not the money that motivates me. It’s the knowledge that I’m making a difference to both the people’s lives, and the dog’s life.

And that feels good.

But there’s still only one of me… and so many dogs who need help…

So now it’s time to get some more people onboard… time to make others who hear the calling become the person they’ve always dreamt of becoming.

People who truly want to help the dogs. People who love to help others, and people who are looking for a passion in life.

So if you are interested in finding out more about how to become a dog trainer then congratulations…

Because over the last two years my team and I have been putting together the most amazing training course – it really is like no other.

I won’t go into too much detail now, but just imagine that you could watch me at work in people’s homes, ask me any questions and be given the necessary help and advice to set up a successful dog training business from scratch.

Sound good?


All you have to do is CLICK HERE for more information on my new Dog Trainer Academy…

…and then standby as I’ll be in touch soon – with what it’s all about and how you can take YOUR next step.

Speak soon!

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~Doggy Dan 🙂